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Fort Douglas Military Museum

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    The Fort Douglas Military Museum was registered by the Center for Military History as an official museum of the U.S. Army Museum System on 8 August 1974 with the date of establishment being two days later. Renovation of Building 32 began in June of that year. The Museum was dedicated on 26 October 1975 and officially opened on 14 May 1976. The sponsoring headquarters was the 96th Army Reserve command (ARCOM). In 1981, Major General Michael Kauffman initiated a fund raising drive to develop the Cannon Park and statue of Major General Patrick E. Connor. This project was completed in 1986. As a result of the Fort turn-over to the University of Utah in late 1988, the Museum came under the sponsorship of the Utah National Guard, where it remains today. In addition to Building 32, buildings 31 and 55 were also identified as part of the Museum complex. Both of the buildings are part of the current Museum operations. In addition, building 35, located to the south of the Museum, has been under license from the US Army Reserve since 2003. In 2000, it was determined that a major renovation and expansion was needed. As a result, a $6 million plan was developed. As of this date , an additional 6,000 square feet for a new main gallery and collections storage has been built and the existing electrical and HVAC systems have been replaced in the historical buildings. ​ In 2013 the Memorial Park, consisting of the Utah Fallen Warrior Memorial and the Women's Service Memorial was opened. ​ The Museum is currently in a major relocation and renovation project.
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    General Information

    • Days of Operation: Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday , Saturday
    • Free Admission
    • Wheelchair Accessible: Full
    • Public Transportation: within 1 block
    • Miles From SLC: 0-1
    • Seasonal: Year-Round
    • Pet Policy: Pets welcomed
    • Internet Access: Wireless
    • Discounts: Military , Senior
    • Bus Parking / RV Parking
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods Accepted

    • Cash
    • Check
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Master Card
    • Visa
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  • Facilities
    • Reception Capacity: 80

    Meeting Facility Rooms

    Room Name Reception Sq. Ft. Banquet Capacity Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size
    Multi-purpose Room 80 -- -- -- -- -- --
    Conference/Board Room -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Reception 70 -- -- -- -- -- --
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